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there, everyone. i'm j.j. ramberg. and welcome to "your business," where we give you tips and advice to help your business grow. so you've got the connections, you've got the creativity and the drive, but your business is still struggling to stay afloat. what do you do? you call in the experts. we had a lot of fun with the piece we are about to show you. and we learned so much from it ourselves. the owner of a flower and coffee shop needed some help. you're about to see part one of our special small business makeover where we get her business headed in the right direction. ♪ jane, jane >> meet jane carol. a few years ago this talented and hard working entrepreneur had it all, but now jane's business is in trouble. what happened? >> i had no business plan, i had no idea what the hell i was doing. i knew i was creative and knew i could make something out of nothing, that i was good at. >> while jane managed to keep her business afloat, she is struggling to keep her head above water, but she isn't alone. we have been secretly watching her for the last three days to see where she's goi
, a special edition of "your business" is coming up next on msnbc. >>> hi there, everyone. i'm j.j. ramberg. welcome to "your business" where we give you tips and advice to help your business grow. and what better place to get that information than here, at the 2011 "new york times" small business summit. small business owners, investors and journalists have gathered here today to network and talk about pressing small business issues like finding funding, marketing, and utilizing social media. here in the big apple the saying goes, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. in fact, it's very much the dream of many entrepreneurs from all over the country to open their business here in new york city. but what exactly does it mean to pl make it in new york? ♪ let's hear it for new york, new york ♪ >> new york has a style of its own. ♪ these streets will make you feel brand-new ♪ >> this is a tough market. this is new york city. this is not the landscape for the weak, for the undercapitalized. you know, the people that want to work 4,000 hours a week. >> that's faith hope conso
business" on msnbc. >>> hi there, everyone. i'm j.j. ramberg. and welcome to "your business," where we give you tips and advice to help your business grow. running a small business is a full-time job, day, night, vacations, for so many of us it is really hard to turn it off. that's why sometimes even a successful small business owner may need to take a breather. that's the case for two entrepreneurs who decided to cut back on their businesses. while they each decided to do this for two different reasons, their message is the same. >> i had always wanted this business, so i decided to jump in with both feet and do it anyway. i was going to do whatever it took to have that business. >> mary leonard's decision to launch her own company was a dream come true. >> the business plan was to have an online business and also be in one store during the first year for the chocolates. i actually had four flavors. >> but that plan weekly changed before coh chocolat celeste got off the ground. plans were put on the back burner after her first plan materialized. >> i had to punt. a few months after that i
" on msnbc. >>> hi there, everyone. i'm j.j. ramberg. welcome to "your business" where we give you tips and advice to help your business grow. on this show we spend a lot of time talking about the bifts of online marketing. it's quick. it's cheap and you can reach a lot of people. but today we're going to meet the founders of an online company who say it's a mistake to do everything online and forget about meeting your customers face-to-face. >> on any given night would you rather have sex or a massage? >> this is the skinny scoop street team? >> i'm from skinnyscoop.com where mostly women are polling each other online about topics that help them make better decisions. today we're letting the men and women vote on one of our more hotly debated topics. >> they're spending the afternoon in a san francisco marketplace shocking people a little with their question and getting the word out about skinnyscoop.com. >> we have an online site. and we allow women to poll each other. anything from do you spank your child to what kind of suv should i buy? >> the company was founded in 2009 by best fr
'm j.j. ramberg. and welcome to "your business," where we give you tips and advice to help your business grow. running a small business is a full-time job, day, night, vacations, for so many of us it is really hard to turn it off. that's why sometimes even a successful small business owner may need to take a breather. that's the case for two entrepreneurs who decided to cut back on their businesses. while they each decided to do this for two different reasons, their message is the same. >> i had always wanted this business, so i decided to jump in with both feet and do it anyway. i was going to do whatever it took to have that business. >> mary leonard's decision to launch her own company was a dream come true. >> the business plan was to have an online business and also be in one store during the first year for the chocolates. i actually had four flavors. >> but that plan quickly changed before chocolat celeste got off the ground. plans were put on the back burner after her first deal failed to materialize. >> i had to punt. a few months after that i had a store. the majority b
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entrepreneur who has found a way to inspire his customers and keep them coming back for more. until then, i'm j.j. ramberg. remember, we make your business our business. this is my band from the 80's, looker. hair and mascara, a lethal combo. i'm jon haber of alto music. i've been around music my entire life. this is the first alto music i opened when i was 24. my business is all about getting music into people's hands. letting someone discover how great music is, is just an awesome thing. and the plum card from american express open helps me do that. i use it for as much inventory as i possibly can. from picks...to maracas... to drums... to dj equipment... you name it, i can buy it. and the savings that we get from the early pay discount on those purchases has given us money to reinvest back into our business and help quadruple
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for the planet. innovation for all. ♪ >>> i'm j.j. ramberg. a special edition of "your business." >>> i'm julie boorstin with your cnbc market wrap. stocks ended narrowly mixed another downgrade for greece offset activity. the nasdaq slipped four points. choppy trading right from the opening bell as investors proved into defensive stocks, ahead of a handful of key economic reports this week. we also have standard & poor's low aring greece's debt rating by three notches saying it's restructuring plan could amount to a default. and an extra busy monday, underwriters allied world assurance is buying transatlantic holdings for $2.3 billion in stock. acquiring outdoor sports giant timberland fors 2 billion and honeywell picking up technology to boost mobile and satellite presence for $491 million in cash. that's not all. wendy's will sell its struggling arby's arm for $130 million in cash. that's it from cnbc. first in business worldwide. now back to "hardball." >>> welcome back to "hardball." a bad month for newt gingrich. let's take a look. >> i don't think right wing social engineering is any mor
? visit www.sprintrelay.com. >>> where's the money? i'm j.j. ramberg. looking for investors for the start-up capital you need. >>> a. time for the daily rant here. my friends, mark angelo. hello, sir. >> hello, dylan. thank you. i've been following your exposes on the selling of america way it's sold off for 1/10 of the valley and wall street turns around and charges citizens ten times what they used to pay, et cetera? the way i see it, two approaches to this problem. first approach would be stop the privatization now. rog back everything that's been privatized over the past deck apd and launch a mattive criminal investigation into the whole matter. problem with that approach, it's just too obvious. exactly what they'd expect us to do. by they i mean those guys. seriously, who wants to do what those guys expect us to do? that would be lame. everyone from pete peterson stable on the far left to the coke brother's stable of freedom lovers on the far right, everyone agrees there's no way we can avoid privatizing everything in america. i'm talking privatizing wall street sidewalks, because th
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